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Tropical Screech Owl (Megascops choliba) 01

The Tropical Screech Owl (Megascops choliba), a small species in the Strigidae family, is common throughout South America expect in the Andes and Pacific lowlands. Its range extends north to southern Central America, Costa Rica and Panama specifically. It’s quite common with a habitat ranging from dense rainforest to city parks.

Tropical Screech Owl (Megascops choliba)
Tropical Screech Owl (Megascops choliba) 01

Size Matters (via The Owl Pages):

Length 20-24cm (8-9.5″). Wing length 146-180mm (5.75-7″). Weight 96-160g (3.4 -5.6 oz).

More info:

These initial images were taken at the Parque Cóndor, a rescue and release bird park and sanctuary near Otavalo, Ecuador.

Tropical Screech Owl (Megascops choliba)
Tropical Screech Owl (Megascops choliba)

 

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